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8:05 PM ET, January 8, 2011

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NPR:
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona  —  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.  —  The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November …
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J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson  —  A congresswoman from Arizona was shot on Saturday along with several others during at public event at a grocery store in Tuscon, according to her spokesman, C.J. Karamargin.  The Tucson Citizen reported that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, had been shot at close range in the head.
CNN:
Arizona congresswoman among 12 shot at Tucson grocery  —  (CNN) — At least 12 people were shot at a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among them, a Democratic party source told CNN.  —  Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the grocery store …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Alleged shooter left social media hints  —  The police have named a suspect in the shooting of Gabriel Giffords, Jared Loughner.  A person under that name has a YouTube account that includes suggestions of anti-government political views.  —  “You don't have to accept the federalist laws …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Giffords Opponent, Jesse Kelly, Held June Event to “Shoot a Fully Automatic M16″ to “Get on Target” and “Remove Gabrielle Giffords”  —  Per Puppethead in the comments, Giffords' 2010 Congressional opponent Jesse Kelly held a June 12 gun event that was billed as follows on the Pima County Republican website:
The Huffington Post:
Jared Lee Loughner Identified As Gabrielle Giffords Shooter (INFO, VIDEOS)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … Jared Lee Loughner has been identified as the man suspected of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).  —  Loughner was described by eyewitnesses at the Arizona shooting …
TBogg:
Sarah Palin's Hit List  —  U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot and killed* in Tucson: … F**k it.  I'm going there...  Back in September: … Sarah Palin: … Metaphor, no more...  *This seems to be in dispute.  Reportedly she is still in surgery at this time.
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
On the tragedy in Arizona  —  My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's tragic shooting in Arizona.  —  On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.  — Sarah Palin
Michelle Malkin:
Horror: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at Tuscon event, 4 5 dead; Update: Reports that Giffords still alive, in surgery; President Obama, Speaker Boehner, Palin, Brewer react; shooter ID'd as Jared Loughner  —  Scroll for updates...Conflicting reports on Giffords' status in post-shooting chaos …
Matt Lewis / Politics Daily:
Sarah Palin Blamed by Bloggers for Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords … Some prominent liberal bloggers wasted little time before politicizing the horrific and tragic shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona on Saturday.  —  Almost immediately after the nation learned of the shooting …
Washington Post:
Hospital: Rep. Giffords expected to recover from Tucson shooting that killed six including a child and federal judge  —  Tucson - The surgeon who operated on Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said he was “optimistic” she would recover from being shot in the head by a man with a semi-automatic weapon outside a grocery store.
The Huffington Post:
Gabrielle Giffords Shot: Congresswoman Shot In Arizona (LIVE UPDATES)  —  What's Your Reaction: … Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head today at a public event outside a grocery store.  —  A spokesman for the Pima County sheriff says that at least 12 people were shot.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
An Assassination?  —  When a congresswoman is shot in the head in the very act of democracy, we should all pause.  This is fundamentally not a partisan issue and should not be.  Acts of violence against political figures destroy democracy itself, for both parties.
The Politico:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recovering after shooting  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords survived a gunshot to the head on Saturday afternoon after a single gunman opened fire at her and others at a congressional event outside a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz.  —  “I am very optimistic about recovery …
Discussion: The Nation, CNN and FrumForum
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Alleged shooter raged about ‘illiteracy’ in 8th District
Discussion: The Politico and TalkLeft
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Congresswoman, five others shot in Tucson, AZ; Update …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Federal judge shot and killed in Arizona shooting
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jane Fonda Blames Giffords Shooting on Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Tim Steller / Arizona Daily Star:
Man linked to Giffords shooting called ‘very disturbed’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Edward A. Adams / ABA Journal:
Federal Judge John Roll Killed in Attack that Targeted Congresswoman
The Huffington Post:
Judge John Roll Dead: Killed In Arizona Shooting
Discussion: FrumForum
Fox News:
Rep. Giffords in Critical Condition After Being Shot in the Head at Public Event
NPR:
Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman
Discussion: Firedoglake
KOLD-TV:
Giffords in surgery after being shot; 5 dead
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
AZ Democratic Congresswoman, 6 Others Shot At Event, 5 Reported Killed UPDATED
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Gabrielle Giffords shooting live updates: Vigil planned at the U.S. Capitol
 
 
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